Valente, Geilsa Soraia Cavalcanti; Lindolpho, Mirian da Costa; de Mello, Liliane Pinheiro; Gomes, Helena Ferraz; S, Selma Petra Chaves; Santos, Nayane Sousa Silva
November 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2121
Academic Journal
Objectives: to report the experience of an activity to promote health and prevention of osteoporosis in elderly participants in the Extension Program, "Nursing in the health care of the elderly and their caregivers". Method: It is an experience that used the critical action research, combined with the participatory approach and constructivist. The activity had a spontaneous demand and a sample of seven elderly women in the first half of 2010, and is divided into stages from which the data were collected and presented. These were analyzed using content analysis. The project was approved by the research ethics of the University Hospital Under n° 118/2010. Results: the elderly women who participated had prior knowledge about osteoporosis; 100% of the women responding after the event knew about the preventive measures of osteoporosis, and considered the great event in the acquisition of new information related to osteoporosis. Conclusion: the positive experience showed that elderly women seized the information provided, thus highlighting the health education as an important tool in health promotion and prevention of osteoporosis that contribute to quality of life. From the study it is suggested that health professionals to invest in educational activities, especially aimed at the elderly.


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